Reporting Maggie Newland
DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – A report of a missing two-year-old girl turned into tragedy Saturday afternoon.
Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) investigators said a gated community in Deerfield Beach was the site of a drowning.
“The mother was home with the child and at some point the child slipped out from the residence,” said Mike Jachles from BSO.
“While our deputies were responding…we received another call that the child’s father located the child in the pool,” said Jachles.
According to Jachles, the father pulled the child out of the pool and began CPR. Rescue crews arrived, continued CPR, then took the girl to the hospital via helicopter where the little girl died.
BSO said the investigation is ongoing.